Inbound students Study Abroad and Exchange at the University of Melbourne
Faculty specific requirements & restrictions
|All Research Students||
If you are coming on exchange principally to doresearch at PhD or Masters level at the University of Melbourne you must provide the following addtional information as part of your application:
See Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences below.
|Business and Economics||
The following subjects are not available to study abroad and exchange students:
The following subjects are not open to Study Abroad and Exchange students:
Subjects offered by the Melbourne Dental School are not open to study abroad or exchange students.
If you wish to participate in a teaching practicum or internship through the University of Melbourne you must:
Students not enrolled in a law degree at their home institution
Please note that you must still be able to meet any relevant prerequisites in order to enrol.
Students enrolled in a law degree at their home institution
The Melbourne Law School accepts applications from JD and LLM level students (this includes European students in the fourth and final years of a five-year combined LLB/LLM degree). All incoming exchange students seeking to enrol in JD or LLM subjects must provide written proof that they are studying at a graduate level.
Incoming students may:
Students wishing to learn about common law methodology should consider enrolling in Legal Method and Reasoning and/or Obligations. An alternative option is the MLM subject Fundamentals of the Common Law (LAWS70217); however, this subject has a strict quota and places are limited.
Please note that quotas are in place in both the JD and MLM programs. As a result, subject selections may only be approved on a provisional basis prior to arrival in Australia. Enrolment into subjects is dependent on the availability of places.
Study Abroad and Exchange students will be subject to the relevant course rules for subjects they undertake. These rules include assessment, attendance requirements, and assignment extensions.
Subjects offered within the Doctor of Medicine program are not open to Study Abroad or Exchange students, with the exception of MEDS90028 - Principles of Clinical Practice 3 Oslo. This subject is only available to approved medical students from the University of Oslo in Norway as part of a faculty-specific exchange agreement.
Medical students interested in undertaking a clinical placement in a metropolitan, regional or rural hospital affiliated with the Melbourne Medical School should carefully read the information outlined on the faculty web page: http://medicine.unimelb.edu.au/study-here/clinical_elective and follow the instructions.
If you wish to participate in Nursing clinical placements through the University of Melbourne you must:
If you wish to take part in a Physiotherapy clinical placement through the University of Melbourne you must:
Undergraduate Studies in Psychology
Postgraduate subjects in Psychology are not available to incoming study abroad or exchange students.
If you are intending to study subjects in the Faculty of Science, you must, where prerequisites are listed for your preferred University of Melbourne subjects, provide descriptions of subjects previously completed, or an online link to the subject descriptions, with a detailed list of the topics covered.
See also Biomedicine above for subjects not available to Study Abroad and Exchange students.
Students may be eligible to participate in a supervised field placement through the exchange or study abroad program. Interested students should contact the School of Social Work providing details of their current study program and the area in which you are interested in doing a placement.
Any student participating in a supervised field placement must provide a Working with Children Check and a Police Check from his/her home country. For students who are studying at an institution away from their home city/state/province/country checks must be provided from the institution state/province/country AND from his/her home state/province/country where they are different. In addition, a Victoria Police Check will be required when the students arrive in Melbourne.
|Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences||
Subjects offered within the professional program in veterinary medicine are not open to Study Abroad or Exchange students, except by special arrangement. This applies to level 3 undergraduate subjects in the Veterinary Bioscience specialisation of the Bachelor of Science and for all subjects in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Where an exception can be made, which is very limited, students must be enrolled in a professional veterinary science/veterinary medicine course at their home institution as documented in an academic transcript. Places are limited and suitability will be assessed on an individual basis.Non-Veterinary subjects offered in other disciplines taught by the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences are generally available to Study Abroad and Exchange students provided the student has met the prerequisites as listed in the subject’s Handbook entry.
|VCA & Music (Parkville)||
For a trial period MCM have agreed to waive the requirement of auditions from performance based music students from faculty partners. The partners to which this will apply at this time are:
Students wishing to undertake Ensemble subjects at Parkville may be required to meet minimum performance standard requirements or audition for a place in the week prior to commencement of semester. Performance standard requirements are published in the ensemble subject descriptions. Auditions are required for entry to the following: Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Music, Big Band, Piano Duo and Duet, and Early Voices. Please note that ensemble options are also available to students with little or no musical experience. Ensemble subjects that carry no pre-requisite requirements include: Choir, African Drum and Dance, Great Opera Choruses, Gamelan, World Music Choir, Shakuhachi and Chinese Music Ensemble.
Aural and Theory subjects
Students wishing to undertake Aural Studies and/or Music Language subjects may be required to undertake a 1.5-hour Musicianship Test in the week preceding semester commencement to demonstrate the necessary knowledge for successful completion of the subject. An exemption from the Musicianship Test can be granted where there is sufficient evidence of a student's prior musical experience and/or study.
|VCA & Music (Southbank)||
Students interested in attending performance or fine art classes at the Southbank campus can only gain entry by competitive audition or folio, in addition to the academic and English-language requirements.
Students with no prior background in visual art practice are not permitted to take subjects from the Bachelor of Fine Arts (although they may take breadth subjects in this area). Students with a background in visual art from VCAMCM partner institutions will need to provide a portfolio and will be assessed and approved on a case by case basis by the appropriate discipline area Head of Program.
Limited places are available in the disciplines:
There are no exchange or study abroad places available in the disciplines of Theatre (Drama) or Film and Television.
Please note the following:
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